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Faculty

Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship Faculty

 

Aarthi Shenoy MDAarthi Shenoy, MD
Program Director, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program
Washington Cancer Institute
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Washington, D.C. 20010
(202) 877-6998

Practice Focus

  • Malignant and benign disorders of the blood and blood forming organs

Education

  • BS, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa Microbiology with Honor (1993)
  • MD, University of Iowa, College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa (1997)

Residency

  • University of California , San Diego, California (2004)

Fellowship

  • National Cancer Institute and National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), Bethesda, MD (2007)

Board Certifications

  • Board certified in Internal Medicine (2000)
  • Board certified in Oncology (2018)
  • Board certified in Hematology (2017)

Dennis .A. Priebat MD FACPDennis A. Priebat, MD, FACP
Associate Program Director, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program
Washington Cancer Institute
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 877-6998

Practice Focus

  • Soft Tissue and Bone Sarcoma
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST)

Education

  • BS, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY
  • MD, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY

Residency

  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington D.C.

Fellowship

  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine (1978)
  • Board Certified in Oncology (1981)
  • Board Certified in Hematology (1980)

Christopher Gallagher, MD Christopher Gallagher, MD
Medical Director of Cancer Services
Washington Cancer Institute
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Washington, D.C. 20010
(202) 877-6998

Practice Focus

  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Cancer

Education

  • Bachelors of Science, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana (1990)
  • Doctors of Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C. (1994)

Residency

  • General Surgery Residency- Walter Reed AMC, Washington, D.C.
  • Internal Medicine Residency- Walter Reed AMC, Washington, D.C.

Fellowship

  • Hematology/ Oncology Fellowship- Walter Reed AMC, Washington, D.C.

Board Certifications

  • Board certified in Internal Medicine (1994)
  • Board certified in Medical Oncology (2004)
  • Board certified in Hematology (2005)

David .J. Perry, MD, FACPDavid J. Perry, MD, FACP
Medical Director, Clinical Research
Washington Cancer Institute
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Washington, D.C. 20010
(202) 877-6998

Practice Focus

  • Gastrointestinal Cancers

Education

  • Princeton University, Princeton, NJ (1966-1970)
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (1970-1974)

Residency

  • Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington D.C.
  • Hematology- Oncology Fellowship, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington D.C.

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Diplomate of Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Diplomate of Hematology, American Board of Internal Medicine

Vera Malkovska MD FRCPathVera Malkovska, MD, FRCPath
Director, Hematology
Washington Cancer Institute
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Washington, D.C. 20010
(202) 877-6998

Practice Focus

  • Hematological malignancy including lymphoma, leukemia and multiple myeloma
  • Malignant and benign disorders of the blood and blood forming organs

Education

  • Charles University Medical School, Prague, Czechoslovakia (1970-1976)
  • MD Charles University Medical School, Prague, Czechoslovakia (1976)
  • Royal College of Pathologists, United Kingdom (1987)

Residency

  • Northwick Park Hospital, London, U.K. (1984)

Fellowship

  • St George’s Hospital Medical School, London, U.K. (1998)

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine
  • Board Certified in Hematology

Joseph .P. Catlett, MDJoseph P. Catlett, MD, FACP
Co-Director, Hematology Clinic
Washington Cancer Institute
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Washington, D.C. 20010
(202) 877-6998

Practice Focus

  • Hematologic Malignancy including: Leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, anemia and bleeding/clotting disorders
  • Malignant and benign disorders of the blood and blood forming organs

Education

  • BS from Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, WV (1980)
  • MD from West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV (1984)

Residency

  • Internal Medicine: West Virginia University Hospitals

Fellowship

  • Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine (1987)
  • Board Certified in Medical Oncology (1989)
  • Board Certified in Hematology (1990)

Kelly .W. Fitzpatrick, MDKelly W. Fitzpatrick, MD
Attending Physician
Washington Cancer Institute
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Washington, D.C. 20010
(202) 877-6998

Practice Focus

  • Coagulation disorders, anemia, platelet disorders, leukemia, myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative disorders, thrombosis, vhronic and acute leukemia and aggressive 
  • Malignant and benign disorders of the blood and blood forming organs

Education

  • Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C. (2006)

Residency

  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2009)

Fellowship

  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2012)

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine (2009)
  • Board Certified in Medical Oncology (2012)
  • Board Certified in Hematology (2012)

George K Philips MDGeorge K. Philips, MD, MBBS, MPH, FACP
Attending Physician
Washington Cancer Institute
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Washington, D.C. 20010
(202) 877-6998

Practice Focus

  • Genitourinary Cancer (Prostate, Kidney, Bladder and Testes Cancer)
  • Lung Cancer

Education

  • MD, Grant Medical College, Bombay University, India (1986)
  • Harvard Graduate School, Boston, MA (1999)

Residency

  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado (1993)

Fellowship

  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado (1995)

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine (1993)
  • Board Certified in Oncology (1995)
  • Board Certified in Hematology (1996)
  • Healthcare Management (2010)

James .E. Shaw, MD, MPH James E. Shaw, MD, MPH
Attending Physician
Washington Cancer Institute
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Washington, D.C. 20010
(202) 877-6998

Practice Focus

  • Gastrointestinal Malignancies
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Carcinoma of Unknown Primary

Education

  • BS, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California (1980)
  • MD, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science/University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California (1985)
  • MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina (1993)

Residency

  • Medical College of Virginia, Richmond,VA (1985-1988)

Fellowship

  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia,PA (1989-1991)
  • UNC at Chapel Hill, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars (1991-1993)

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine (1990)
  • Board Certified in Oncology (1991)

Suthee Rapisuwon, MD Suthee Rapisuwon, MD 
Attending Physician
Washington Cancer Institute 
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Washington, D.C. 20010
(202) 877-6998

Practice Focus

  • Cutaneous Oncology (Melanoma, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Merkel Cell Carcinoma)
  • Mucosal and Acral Lentiginous Melanoma
  • Cancer Immunotherapy for Cutaneous Oncology

Education

  • Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital Mahidol University, Thailand (2003)

Residency

  • University Hospital Case Medical Center/Rainbow Babies & Children Hospital (2012)

Fellowship

  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2015)

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine (2011)
  • Board Certified in Medical Genetics and Genomics (2013)
  • Board Certified in Medical Oncology (2015)
  • Board Certified in Hematology (2015)

Dr. Ami A. Chitalia, MD

Ami Chitalia, MD

Attending Physician
Washington Cancer Institute
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Washington, D.C. 20010
(202) 877-6998

Practice Focus

  • Treatment of Breast Cancer through the use of Chemotherapy, Endocrine Therapy, and Targeted Novel Therapies through Clinical Trials
  • Symptom Management and Setting Goals of Care as They Pertain to Patients with an Advanced or Complicated Diagnoses

Education

  • Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine (2010)

Residency

  • Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2013)

Fellowship

  • Fellowship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2017)
  • Fellowship Program: Mount Sinai Medical Center (2014)

Board Certification

  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Shruti R. Tiwari, MD   

Attending Physician
MedStar Washington Cancer Institute
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Washington, D.C. 20010
(202) 877-6998

Practice Focus

  • Treatment of Breast Cancer through the use of Chemotherapy, Hormone Therapy, and Targeted Treatments

Education

  • Medical School: Rural Medical College of Pravara Medical Trust (2008)

Residency

  • Residency Program: University Hospitals Case Medical Center (2014)

Fellowship

  • Fellowship Program: Cleveland Clinic Hospital (2017)

Board Certification

  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Asma Ali Dilawari, MD

Attending Physician
MedStar Washington Cancer Institute
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Washington, D.C. 20010
(202) 877-6998

Practice Focus

  • Treatment of Breast Cancer through the use of Medication, Chemotherapy, and Endocrine Therapies

Education

  • Medical School: University of Tennessee College of Medicine (2001)

Residency

  • Residency Program: George Washington University Hospital (2004)

Fellowship

  • Fellowship Program: New York University Medical Center (2008)

Board Certification

  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

Hedy P. Smith, MD, PhD

Attending Physician
MedStar Washington Cancer Institute
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Washington, D.C. 20010
(202) 877-6998

Practice Focus

  • Diagnosis and treatment of hemoglobin disorders, including thalassemia and sickle cell disease; bleeding and thrombotic disorders; cytopenias; immune disorders, such as immune thrombocytopenic (or ITP), autoimmune hemolytic anemias, and common variable immune deficiency; and myeloproliferative neoplasms and other malignant blood diseases

Education

  • Medical School: University of Tennessee - Memphis (1997)

Residency

  • Residency Program: Tufts Medical Center (2000)

Fellowship

  • Fellowship Program: New York University Medical Center (2003)

Board Certification

  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

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